Whether you’re bored with your existing cabinets, or can’t stand the color, you know it’s time for a change. The question is: What color should you choose when repainting your kitchen cabinets?

You don’t want to put in all the effort and cost of kitchen cabinet repainting, only to wind up with a color you don’t love. At the same time, you might be feeling uncertain about which direction to head in. 

Don’t let that slow you down! Here are a few different color directions to consider and the pros and cons of each. 

The Neutrals

There are many choices to consider with neutrals, from white and cream to beige, greige, and gray. The great thing about neutrals is that they go with every style and kitchen space, whether it’s large, small or somewhere in between. They are quite literally “neutral.” So, if you’re on the fence when you’re repainting your kitchen cabinets, head into the land of neutrals. 

Neutrals provide loads of flexibility. You’ll be able to personalize your space with artwork, area rugs, table linens, and decorative items. Meanwhile, your neutral cabinets will always look beautiful and fit in with whatever design direction you choose. You’ll have more freedom to be playful or to change up the look of your kitchen, knowing that no matter the season, your neutral cabinets will look great.

The Colors

If your kitchen is already neutral and you want to shake it up, then a color might be a better choice for your particular vision. When it comes to repainting your kitchen cabinets, you can have all kinds of fun, from blues and greens to yellow, red, and everything in between. Even jewel tone shades, like emerald green or ruby red, are an exciting way to make a statement.  

The color you ultimately choose will not only make a splash in your kitchen, but can even impact your mood. Just make sure you have some neutral wall space and counters to balance any color out. 

Can’t Decide? Consider Two Tones

Stuck in the middle of colors and neutrals? Take a two-tone approach when repainting your kitchen cabinets. 

For instance, paint your island a color and the rest of your cabinets a neutral hue. Or, paint your upper cabinets neutral and your base cabinets a color. Just make sure the top cabinets are lighter than the bottom ones, so the space flows and feels grounded. 

Finally, you can even create an accent wall of brightly colored cabinets with the remainder repainted in a neutral. There are many possibilities when you marry both colors and neutrals.  

The Natural Look

There is another option to consider and it’s the natural look. Instead of repainting your kitchen cabinets a color consider bringing the hardwood to life by refinishing it

You’ll need cabinets that are made from hardwood and in good condition. If you have them, but simply don’t like the look of them now, staining can create richness and drama, as well as act as a neutral for the rest of your space. 

More to Keep in Mind When Repainting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing a color is about more than finding a hue you love. You have to factor in the space. This includes thinking about existing factors, such as wall color, counters, backsplash, appliances, and the floors. These will all impact the final appearance of your cabinets and you want a cohesive, beautiful look.

If, for instance, you already have a lot of color in your kitchen, whether it’s on the floors or counters, consider a neutral. If, however, the rest of your kitchen is subtle, then you have the freedom to go bold with a paint color. 

Another consideration when repainting your cabinets is the size of your kitchen and the amount of natural lighting. A compact kitchen without much light is going to feel a lot smaller with dark cabinets. In this case, opt for a color that’s lighter or brighter. If, however, you have a spacious kitchen with loads of light, you can go for a dark, dramatic look with your cabinet paint color. 

Repainting your kitchen cabinets? Get help from the kitchen makeover experts at N-Hance®. Call  (855) 642-6230 today to set up a FREE consultation and start exploring the possibilities.